Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
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Mrs. Mabel Martin Laid To Rest
Mrs. Mabel Martin died at Medford Aug. 1. Mabel Adeline Dunn was born in Guthrie Center, Iowa, June 6, 1880.
She came to Wallowa County with her parents in 1893 and settled in the north end of the county. She was married to Robert M. Martin Dec. 14, 1899, and to this union eight children were born, three daughters and five sons. Two daughters and one son are deceased. She was left a widow by the death of her husband Feb. 12, 1945.
The greater part of her life was spent in and near Flora, and during this period she served as the local telephone operator for 18 years and was correspondent for the Wallowa Sun and The Chieftain. Shortly after the death of her husband she moved to Wallowa where she purchased a home and resided until June 5 of this year when she moved to Portland.
She is survived by a daughter. Mrs. Chet French, Trail, Ore.; four sons, Melvin of Echo, Marvin E. of Seeley Lake, Mont., Raymond D. of Wallowa, and Robert W. of Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Della Morris of Portland; two brothers A.M. Dunn of Portland and Arthur Dunn of San Francisco, and five grandchildren. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Edwin Beem were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flora.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, August 7, Wallowa County, Oregon, Front Page Flora